Pack Backpacking EsssentialsPack plenty of high protein food that doesn't require refrigeration.
A good trail map is a must for every backpacking trip.
A quality, lightweight backpack is a must.
Be sure to take something to help you get a fire going.
Swiss Army Knife
A pocket knife can be useful during backpacking trips.
Sunscreen can prevent painful sunburns during backpacking trips.
First Aid Kit
A mini first aid kit can be very helpful when backpacking.
Carry a Klean Kanteen or other reusable water storage container with you.
A lightweight, warm sleeping bag like the Eureka Silver City is one of the most important backpacking essentials.
Water Purification Tablets
You'll always have access to potable water when you take along water purification tablets.